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post #1 of 5 Old 07-20-2004, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Laminar Lip/Ears all gone.

After less than a year of use, my Laminar Lip and Ears, launched off the bike this morning while I was traveling less than 55 mph. The car behind me "ate" them.
I suspect the "hooks" on the 3M tape lost their gription over time.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-20-2004, 01:34 PM
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You had that heavy-duty plastic velcro stuff, right? It doesn't lose grip, at least not that I'm aware. It may have vibrated loose, but that is a bit different.

I was following Seth when he went down hard in some mud:
http://perljam.net/moto/cts2004/mud/index.html

The lip came off due to the velcro. No damage, it reattached easily.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-20-2004, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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The adhesive didn't fail, the assembly seperated when the "hooks" let go. I think over time the plastic "hooks" lose their ability to grip. Sigh... I really liked the product.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-21-2004, 11:56 AM
 
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Yep, been there, done that! You'll see my message about that in the thread about "windshields". Mine was fine for about 10,000 miles, then just "flipped off" while I was riding on the highway. I was able to find mine, but it wouldn't re-attach firmly at all, then just up and fell off when I was stopped, and didn't notice it. The "velcro" was flat worn out. They warn you not to remove it more than 8 or 10 times, but I had only removed mine one time. What to do?
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-21-2004, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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I liked the way the lip worked, but it needed to be 2-3 inches taller (for me), I never did like the attachment method. I guess I will take this a "challenge" to design and build my own version with the bugs worked out.
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